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The Local Records Act and Destruction of Public Records By Maryann Bullion Administrative Law, April 2008 Have you ever deleted an e-mail or a computer file and thought nothing of it? Well, if one of your local government clients deletes an e-mail or throws away a file that contains information that should be considered a public record, they could be charged with a Class 4 felony.
The Local Records Act and Destruction of Public Records By Maryann Bullion Local Government Law, March 2008 If one of your local government clients deletes an e-mail or throws away a file that contains information that should be considered a public record, they could be charged with a Class 4 felony.
E-Mail Retention Policies and the Local Records Act By Richard G. Flood and Jenette M. Schwemler Administrative Law, July 2007 While many have leapt to the conclusion that the Local Records Act requires preservation of anything and everything dealing with public business that happens to enter or leave a municipally owned computer, reading the statute three times, as Supreme Court Justice John Roberts suggests, reveals a quite different intent.